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PORT 365 A: Mapping Luso-Brazilian Cultures

From Samba to Hip-Hop: Brazilian Society through Music

Brazilian popular music artists
Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
* *
SLN: 
22982
Joint Sections: 
JSIS A 365 A
Instructor:
Juliana Cantarelli Vita
Note: 
Cross-Listed with JSIS 365 A

Additional Details:

Explores cultures of Brazil, Portuguese-speaking Africa, Asia, and Europe within the framework of cultural studies theory. Follows an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from readings, audio files (radio), films and documentaries in history, literature, arts and performances, anthropology, among others. Focuses on selected cultural aspects and countries. Taught in English.

This course will look at several cultural representations of Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries through music, including genres as samba, choro, tropicália, maracatu, and funk, among others. Most of the course work will focus on Brazilian society and history through music. We will also study some of the musical genres from Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, and Mozambique and its historical and cultural aspects as well.

By the end of those course students will be able to:

  • Evaluate aspects of culture formation through several music genres in Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, and Portugal;
  • Cultivate a critical appreciation and understanding of music genres and artists from the Luso-Brazilian world;
  • Develop an understanding of pertinent culture differences and global citizenship;
  • Consider the lasting ideas and values of similarities and differences between the self and the other, in light of each culture;
  • Learn to read and interpret critically;
  • Evaluate ideas from multiple perspectives
Catalog Description: 
Explores cultures of Brazil, Portuguese-speaking Africa, Asia, and Europe within the framework of cultural studies theory. Follows an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from readings, audio files (radio), films and documentaries in history, literature, arts and performances, anthropology, among others. Focuses on selected cultural aspects and countries. Taught in ENGLISH. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 365; Sp.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 5, 2021 - 9:23pm
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